Every Wednesday at 8:30 we're joined by John Perreault, Executive Director of the Berkshire Humane Society to discuss all the happenings at their Barker Road facility, plus talk about their Pet of the Week.

This week's Pet of the Week is Jackson, an adorable 5-year-old neutered male Beagle. Jackson likes to do the things all Beagles do, including sniffing around. He LOVES to go on walks and gets excited every time he hears his dog walkers pick up his leash. Jackson would prefer to be the only pet in the house as he chases cats and doesn’t get along with many dogs. He’s also a bit afraid of young children, so should go to a home with ACTIVE teenagers and adults. Jackson has an occasional seizure and he’s been checked out by a veterinarian who doesn’t think he needs medication for them. They don’t faze Jackson – he’s a happy-go-lucky beagle on the go!

We're into October, which means it’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. To celebrate, every dog adopted this month will have a $50 discount off the adoption fee, including Jackson!

If you are interested in Jackson, please call the Berkshire Humane Society at 413-447-7878 or stop by there location at 214 Barker Road in Pittsfield.

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